Misaligned teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue. They can trap food between them and lead to bad breath and tooth decay. They are also at an increased risk of breakage. We can help to prevent such issues with our orthodontic services. Whether your primary goal is to achieve a confident new look or relieve the discomfort of misaligned teeth, we may have treatment options, using orthodontics in Cambridge, MA, that are ideal for your circumstances.
Traditional braces use brackets and wires to apply gentle pressure to the teeth. Over time, as the wire gets gradually tightened, the teeth move into their proper positions. On average, braces take 18 – 24 months to finish their job, although your treatment time may be shorter or longer depending on your unique situation. Modern braces are more comfortable than ever before, and they work well for patients with virtually any orthodontic problem.
Although traditional braces are very effective, they do have a significant drawback — they are quite noticeable. If you are an adult who would like to achieve straighter teeth without brackets and wires, talk to us about Invisalign. It uses a series of clear, custom-made aligners to apply pressure to the teeth and move them into their proper places. The aligners are even removable, which eliminates the need for any dietary restrictions during the treatment period.
Are your concerns about your misaligned teeth primarily focused on aesthetics? Six Month Smiles is an accelerated orthodontic program that focuses on moving the front teeth — the ones that are most visible when you smile. As its name implies, Six Months Smiles takes an average of half a year to complete its job. The company offers two types of treatment: Clear braces made of brackets and wires, and invisible aligners.